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Paeoniflorin (PF) is the active ingredient in Lipiburn, a fat loss supplement. PF is a component in Paeonia Lactiflora with multiple medicinal uses. Here, we studied the effect of Lipiburn on fat metabolism in differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Adipocytes exposed to Lipiburn exhibited significant increase in expression of beta-adrenergic receptors, HSL levels, and cAMP and exhibited increase in glycerol release. The data show that Lipiburn affects fat metabolism through the cAMP route by activating HSL which in turn breaks down triglycerides into glycerol and fatty acids.